Friday, June 17, 2016

Happy Second Birthday, Paxton!

You bring us such incredible joy.  Each and every day, you bring us joy with your smile, your laugh, and your silliness.  You are such a happy little guy.  Your smile makes me so happy!  Your laugh is contagious!  And, you LOVE to make others laugh.  If you do something that makes someone laugh, you cannot wait to do it over and over again!

You have grown and changed so much over the last year.  You have endured so much, too.  Your life was turned upside down less than a year ago.  You had your third surgery (in 9 months time) just months after coming home.  You have learned to love a family and how to be loved by a family.  And, you have experienced so many firsts over the last year.  And, with every single thing you have experienced, we have seen more and more pieces of your personality come out.  We have seen you be sweet, timid, bold, funny, silly, jealous, hurt, sympathetic, curious, mischievous, daring, and more.

You adore your brothers.  You want to do everything just like them.  You want to shower like them (and with them), you want to brush your own teeth, you want to potty like them (you just haven't quite figured that out yet though), you want to climb like them, you want to wrestle like them.  You think you are as big as them!  If they do something, you want to do it, too.  You love to give them hugs.   You love to play in their room.  You absolutely adore both Connor and Kyle and they adore you!

You have Mommy and Daddy wrapped around your finger!  We adore you!  We have absolutely loved being your mommy and daddy.  You are such an important part of our family.  We are so thankful that God chose US to be your parents!  We are the luckiest parents in the world to have you and your brothers!

Watching you grow this past 11 months has been such a joy and a blessing.  I am so thankful that we have had the past 11 months to get to know you and show you love.  And, I am so thankful that you show us love so freely now!  We are beyond blessed by your love!

You have not only attached so incredibly well with us and your brothers, but you have attached to your puppy (lately you have added a second puppy, too) and to your blanket!  You are so sweet and loving with your puppy.  It is so sweet to watch.

You are a snacker!  You eat meals and usually eat fairly well at meals, but you really love snacks.  And, you love snacks all day long.  You love granola bars, Cheeze-its (especially the Zesty Ranch ones), gold fish, cheese sticks, strawberry applesauce, mandarin oranges, cereal (especially with milk), whipped cream, M&Ms, peanut butter on a spoon, sweet tea, bananas, grapes, green beans, macaroni and cheese, pizza, and many other foods.  If the pantry is open, you HAVE to get something out and you HAVE to get a paper plate to go with it (even if you already have one out from your previous snack).

You love being outside.  And, you love balls, especially baseball.  You love to "hit" the ball and run the bases (by running from the den to the dining room to the kitchen and back to the den!).  You love ride on toys and push toys.  You love to swing.  And, you love doing whatever Connor and Kyle are doing!

Paxton, we are so thankful for you!  We are so thankful that you were born two years ago.  We are so thankful that we were allowed to be your mommy and daddy!

Happy Birthday, Paxton!
We love you and we adore you!

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